The Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you to one of the highest lakes in the world, Tilicho Lake. It's a challenging and rewarding adventure that offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and high-altitude experience.

The Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek is a must-do trek for anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in the Annapurna region.

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Group Size


Trip Duration

18 days

Max. Altitude

5,416 m



Best Season

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov


Private Transfer


Local Lodge

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek Highlights

  • Tilicho Lake: The trek takes you to Tilicho Lake, which is located at an altitude of 4,919 meters above sea level. It is one of the highest lakes in the world and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers.
  • Mesmerizing landscapes: The trek takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, arid deserts, and high mountain passes. You will encounter diverse flora and fauna along the way, including rhododendrons, orchids, monkeys, and deer.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area: The trek takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to a wide range of endangered species, including snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer. You will also encounter local communities who work to preserve the natural environment and promote sustainable tourism.
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs: The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, including Annapurna I (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri I (8,167m). You will also encounter many other peaks that rise above 6,000m, including Gangapurna, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre.
  • Local culture: The trek offers the chance to experience the unique culture and traditions of the local communities, including the Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi people. You will have the opportunity to visit ancient monasteries, interact with locals, and learn about their way of life.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunsets: The trek offers spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset from various viewpoints. One of the best places to witness the sunrise is from Poon Hill, which offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.
  • Hot springs: The trek includes a visit to natural hot springs, which are located in Tatopani. Soaking in the hot springs after a long day of trekking is a great way to relax and rejuvenate.

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu - 1,315 meters / 4,314 feet

    Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by a representative from IAMTreks who will escort you to your hotel. After settling in, you can explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu.

    Please look for the I.A.M TREKKING board at the opposite railing of the terminal.


    Accommodation: Hotel
  • Day 02

    Trek Preparation Day

    Take this day to prepare for the trek ahead. You can visit the local markets, buy any necessary trekking gear, and attend a pre-trek briefing where you will receive information about the trek and necessary permits. You are also free to explore the city, we would recommend visiting Monkey Temple or Buddha Stupa (tour guide can be organised for an extra fee)






    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 03

    Drive to Dharapani (1,960m | 6,430 ft.)

    You will start early in the morning and embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani. The drive takes approximately 9-10 hours and offers beautiful views of the countryside, rivers, and villages along the way.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 10 hrs
  • Day 04

    Trek to Chame (2,710m | 8,891 ft.)

    The trek officially begins today as you leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. You will walk through dense forests, cross suspension bridges, and enjoy stunning mountain views. Chame is the district headquarters of Manang and offers basic amenities for trekkers.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05

    Trek to Pisang (3,300m | 10,827 ft.)

    Leaving Chame behind, you will continue your trek towards Pisang. The trail takes you through a steep and narrow valley with breathtaking views of the Annapurna range. Pisang is a picturesque village with traditional houses and terraced fields.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 06

    Trek to Manang (3,540m | 11,614 ft.)

    Today's trek takes you to the beautiful village of Manang. You will pass through pine forests, cross rivers, and enjoy panoramic views of the mountains. Manang is a popular resting place for acclimatization, offering stunning views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 07

    Hike to Ice Lake (4,620m | 15,157 ft.)

    This day is dedicated to a side trip to Ice Lake. The hike to Ice Lake is challenging but rewarding, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers. After spending some time at the lake, you will return to Manang for the night.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 08

    Trek to Khangsar (3,734m | 12,251 ft.)

    Leaving Manang, you will trek towards Khangsar. The trail gradually ascends through barren landscapes and offers unique views of the Annapurna massif. Khangsar is a small village with a monastery and traditional stone houses.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hrs
  • Day 09

    Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m | 13,780 ft.)

    Today's trek takes you to Tilicho Base Camp. The trail leads through rugged terrains, moraines, and rocky paths. As you reach the base camp, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Tilicho Peak and the surrounding landscapes.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 10

    Visit Tilicho Lake and back to Base Camp (4,919m | 16,138 ft.)

    Today you will make an early morning start to visit Tilicho Lake, located at an altitude of 4,919 meters. The trail takes you through rocky terrain and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. After spending some time at the lake, you will return to Tilicho Base Camp for overnight stay.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 11

    Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m | 13,287 ft.)

    Leaving Tilicho Base Camp behind, you will descend towards Yak Kharka. The trail winds through high altitude pastures, crossing rivers and enjoying the magnificent views of the Himalayan landscapes. Yak Kharka is a small settlement known for its grazing pastures.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 12

    Trek to Thorang Phedi (4,450m | 14,600 ft.)

    Today's trek takes you to Thorang Phedi, the base camp before the challenging Thorong La Pass. The trail climbs gradually, passing through alpine meadows and crossing suspension bridges. Thorang Phedi offers basic accommodation facilities for trekkers.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 13

    Trek to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (5,416m | 17,769 ft.)

    This is a long and challenging day as you cross the famous Thorong La Pass. You will start early in the morning and ascend to the high mountain pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. From the pass, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After the pass, you will descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 9 hrs
  • Day 14

    Drive to Tatopani

    Leaving Muktinath behind, you will take a scenic drive to Tatopani. The journey takes you through beautiful landscapes, alongside rivers, and through charming villages. Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs where you can relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles.
    Accommodation: Local Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hrs
  • Day 15

    Drive to Pokhara (820m | 2,690 ft.)

    After a refreshing morning dip in the hot springs, you will drive to Pokhara. The road offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as you descend from the high mountains to the lush valleys. Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside city known for its serene lakes, stunning mountain views, and adventure activities.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: B,L
    Time: 5 hrs
  • Day 16

    Rest day in Pokhara

    You will have a free day to explore Pokhara. You can enjoy a boat ride on Phewa Lake, visit the famous World Peace Pagoda, hike to the Shiva statue viewpoint, or simply relax by the lakeside and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of Pokhara.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
    Meals: B
  • Day 17

    Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu (6 hrs drive or 25-30 min flight)

    Today, you will either drive or take a short domestic flight from Pokhara back to Kathmandu, depending on your preference. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you can rest and relax or explore the city further.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: B
  • Day 18

    End of the program

    The trip concludes today. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight or you can extend your stay in Kathmandu for additional exploration or other activities.
    Meals: B

Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek Services

Includes & Excludes

    Package Includes:

    • Airport pick-up and drop
    • 4-night hotel (BB) in Kathmandu
    • 2-night hotel (BB) in Pokhara
    • Lodges during the trek as per the program
    • Trek guide, up to 4 packs one assistant guide, up to 10 then 2 assistant guide
    • One porter for two members to carry the double bags.
    • Transportation: 2- car, 4- zip, more than 4 - Hiace with seat belt, airbag, AC with an experienced driver
    • Flight/drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Entry fees

    Package Excludes:

    • International air ticket
    • High-risk Medical Insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay
    • Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls
    • Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
    • Nepal visa fee
Equipment List for Annapurna Tilicho Lake Trek

    Clothing List

    • Hiking shorts
    • Hiking trousers
    • Fleece Windstopper jacket
    • Light thermal tops
    • Non-cotton underwear briefs
    • Down vest
    • Waterproof, breathable fabric shell jacket
    • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and two long sleeves)
    • Waterproof shell pants with breathable fabric
    • Waterproof Gore-Tex jacket
    • Lightweight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece or wool trousers

    Footwear List

    • Lightweight inner socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Heavy poly or wool socks
    • Cotton socks Gaiters
    • Trainers or running shoes

    Headwear List

    • Sunglasses with UV protection
    • A warm hat (wool or synthetic)
    • Prescription sunglasses
    • Bandana or headscarf
    • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs

    Personal Medical Kits

    • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
    • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
    • One skin-blister repair kit
    • Anti-diarrhea pills
    • Anti-headache pills
    • A cough or cold medicine
    • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
    • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant
    • Water purification tablets
    • 1 set of earplugs


    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Medium-sized towel
    • Anti-bacterial handwash
    • Multi-purpose soap
    • Deodorants
    • Nail clippers
    • Wet wipes

    Miscellaneous (if required)

    • Camera with extra Batteries
    • Headphone
    • Power Banks
    • Oximeters
    • Chargers
    • Maps
    • Adapter Plugs
    • Journal for Writing
    • Travel knife
    • Book / Kindle for reading
    • Smartphone
    • Snacks
    • Protein bars, Snickers, granola bars, dark chocolates
    • Lightweight pillowcase

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